Everything We Know About 'The Baby-Sitters Club' Season 2

Are we heading back to Stonybrook anytime soon?


When Netflix’s adaptation of The Baby-Sitters Club hit the streaming service in early July, it turned out to be a thoroughly modern interpretation of Ann M. Martin’s bestselling classic book series, giving life to familiar storylines while adding its own creative twists. The show got rave reviews from critics and is still holding steady on Netflix’s Top 10 list, so it’s safe to assume that we’ll be heading back to the suburbs of Stonybrook in no time. Here’s everything we know so far about where The Baby-Sitters Club will go from here. 

Will there be a Season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club?

Yes! In October of last year, The official Netflix Australia and New Zealand Twitter account (oddly) confirmed a renewal with a video post of the whole cast lip-synching the original theme song from the ’90s HBO show. 

When the series stopped publishing in 2000, 213 Baby-Sitters Club novels had been written, so the show has plenty of plot fodder to choose from in subsequent seasons. 

When will Season 2 come out?

If Netflix issues a prompt renewal (and if production on TV, which has delayed a ton of shows from finishing up and even starting their filming schedules, isn’t paused for much longer through this quarantine) we could likely see new Baby-Sitters Club episodes as soon as 2021. The episodes are quite short (none are longer than 30 minutes), so they won’t take nearly as long as a 10-episode season with hour-long installments to shoot. 

What will Season 2 be about? 

We have no clue about definite plotlines, but one thing we can be sure about is that Jessi Ramsey (played by Anais Lee) will have a much bigger part in the new season. Show creator Rachel Shukert confirmed on Twitter and later to Variety that Jessi will be a much more frequent presence in Season 2. In an interview with Vanity Fair, when asked about hopes for a following season she replied, “There’s so many. I love how Kristy evolves in her new family. I always have really loved Mary Anne and Dawn-as their parents get closer, how that kind of changes their relationship.” 

The cast has also voiced their hopes for what could happen in the new season: Shay Rudolph said she hopes her character Stacey doesn’t move back to New York like she does in the books, and Sophie Grace hopes her character Kristy ends up coaching Kristy’s Krushers, a softball team from the books. 

Who is in the cast?

We can safely assume that all of the core cast will return for another season of The Baby-Sitters Club. That includes club founder Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), members Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), Mary-Anne Spier (Malia Baker), and Dawn Shafer (Xochitl Gomez), and their various parents, inducing Kristy’s mom Elizabeth (Alicia Silverstone), as well as her new stepdad and step-family, Mary-Anne’s helicopter dad Richard (Marc Evan Jackson), and Claudia’s grandmother Mimi (Takayo Fischer). Need help finding something to watch? Sign up here for our weekly Streamail newsletter to get streaming recommendations delivered straight to your inbox.


Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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